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Old 05-09-2019, 10:01 PM
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Default Spanner size to remove M1917 grip screw?

Does anyone know what size spanner I would need to remove the wooden grips on a M1917 bayonet? They're rusty and they just spin when I use a flathead screwdriver. Might just make one.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:31 AM
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I had to make one. Found a old wood handle screw driver with a wide blade. Using a Dremmel with a metal cutting disk, I cut a notch in the blade. Than filed the thickness of the blade to fit the screw slot.


I also use it for the elevation and windage adjustment screws on the M84 scope.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:52 AM
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I had to make one. Found a old wood handle screw driver with a wide blade. Using a Dremmel with a metal cutting disk, I cut a notch in the blade. Than filed the thickness of the blade to fit the screw slot.
You might also buy an appropriate screwdriver bit, which gives the opportunity to get better leverage.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:20 PM
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You might also buy an appropriate screwdriver bit, which gives the opportunity to get better leverage.
None of those are the spanner type of screwdriver I need.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:51 PM
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None of those are the spanner type of screwdriver I need.
Josh,

I have the spanner tool for the bayonet grips if you want to use it.

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Old 05-10-2019, 03:48 PM
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AFJon,
Can you show a picture of the tool and where did you find one?
Bob
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:32 PM
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Josh,

I have the spanner tool for the bayonet grips if you want to use it.

Jon
Jon,

I appreciate the offer, but I think this one is going to need some serious elbow grease and I'd be worried about breaking it. Do you know what size it is?
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:46 PM
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Josh,

It's a pretty beefy tool, but I'll measure the gap when I get home from work.

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Old 05-10-2019, 06:20 PM
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Bob,

PM sent with where to get one. Photos below.

Josh,

Photos of the tool. It's technically for the 1907 British bayonet but works just fine. Like I said it's a beefy tool so we can always try and break the nuts loose.





1907 pattern bayonet

1917 bayonet
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:25 AM
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You might also buy an appropriate screwdriver bit, which gives the opportunity to get better leverage.
None of those are the spanner type of screwdriver I need.
I know.


My idea was to use the bit as a starting point to make a spanner. The 1/4" hex drive bits can be easy to get leverage with even a mini-ratchet like Chapman ships with some of their screwdriver kits.


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